Camera Upgrade help

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  1. Crushy

    Crushy TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking to upgrade my current set-up, and i'm looking for some help. I need a body with a high FPS, because I will mainly be shooting action sports like skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. So far, it looks like the best choice would be the Canon 7D. My budget would be right about $2500, and I wouldn't be opposed to picking up something used either. I compared the 7D to the Nikon d300, and it seems to be much better all-around. I also won't be upgrading till probably about the end of summer if that makes a difference.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have no experience with the d300, but the 7D is an excellent sports-body. The only issue for you, I see, is that $2500 won't leave you much to spend on glass after you've bought the body. Surfing photographers tend to want long glass (400mm or longer) and that can be pricey!
     
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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Since you are canon, I would just stick with canon. However, with your budget I would focus more on glass. Perhaps something like the 50D and a 70-200 f/2.8 would suit you far better. Or you can get the 70-200 f/4 with the 7D and sell your 70-300 to help offset the costs.

    You can get the 7D and a 70-200 f/4 for about $2900. After selling the 70-300 that should be around your $2500 range.

    50D + 70-200 f/2.8 will be about $2800, and again you can sell the 70-300 to offset some of that cost to meet your $2500 limit. This is what I would suggest :thumbup:

    Having a faster/sharper lens will make more of a difference than anything.
     

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